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Climate Local Now: A Festival of Solutions

By Mary Morgan and Mark Haubner
Drawdown Festival – Tools for Regeneration: Forums! Fun! Films! blankets the weekend from January 21-23, 2022 with talks, workshops and films on “actions we can all take to regenerate our earth and reverse climate devastation.”

Heavy rains help to expand ‘dead zones’ in Long Island Sound, scientists say

By Joan Gralla
Too much rain and still way too much nitrogen were the twin causes of this summer’s overly abundant algae blooms and critically low-oxygen dead zones in Long Island’s fresh and saltwater bodies, an annual report…

Feds Declare Peconic Bay Scallops A Disaster

By Michael Wright
The U.S. Department of Commerce has declared the Peconic Bay scallop a fishery disaster, making baymen who rely on the harvest of the scallops for income and the efforts to

New Yorkers fled to the Hamptons in 2020 – and sparked a major sewage crisis

By Alexandra Talty Photo: Desiree Rios/The Guardian
A water quality crisis has been hiding in the ritzy Hamptons, but the pandemic pushed it over the edge. Will clean-up efforts be too little too late?

Kelp Could Be Environmental Elixir, And Economic Opportunity

By Michael Wright
Scientists from Stony Brook University say that a species of seaweed native to the East End coastline may prove to be an important weapon in the fight to overcome pollution problems from decades of overdevelopment…

State Court Overturns Sand Land’s Mining Permit

By Stephen J. Kotz
A five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court has overturned the sandmining permit issued in 2019 by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to Sand Land, which owns a…

Southampton Town Plans Large Solar Array

By Christopher Walsh
Southampton Town has issued a request for proposals for what would be Long Island's first community distributed generation solar array, a project made available through the town's community choice aggregation program.

Bill Would Preserve 30% Of Land In N.Y.; Eastern L.I. Might Be Used As A Model

By J.D. Allen Photo by Cheryl Hapke
New legislation proposed in New York would set a state goal of conserving at least 30% of land by 2030.

Getting Closer to Green Power

By Beth Young
Southampton Town has been leading the charge for the past three years to allow East End municipalities to demand their electricity comes from renewable sources, and has had some success in 2020.

Southampton Seeks Support for Renewable Power Program

By Beth Young
Southampton Town is seeking support from its residents for a new program called Choice Community Power, which would allow the town to issue a competitive bid to choose renewable energy for its residents, at what…